What chess taught me

When I was a kid, I enjoyed playing chess. I was part of my school chess club, part of the first team and at one time actually won the local county (amt) championship in my age group. Chess was fun and interesting. And taught me a couple of important lessons about life; Looking and planning…More

Fix education!

Looking at what is happening in the US, I think it’s fair to say that their education system is completely and utterly broken. Forget about universities or colleges being about preparing you for a corporate career. The first order of business should be to have the fundamental ability and urge to teach kids and young…More

Defeat stupidity

…a stupid person causes damage to others while deriving no gain, or even possibly incurring losses. We invariably underestimate the number of stupid individuals in circulation as the probability that a certain person is stupid is independent of other characteristics or credentials (e.g., they can have a PhD or be president). We (the non-stupid) are…More

Question your self

Personal performance discussions is one of the most energizing things, I know. Why? Because when you sit down to discuss your personal performance with your manager, it’s a great opportunity to reflect upon what you have learned, look inward and figure out where you want to go from here in terms of your personal development.…More

The gig economy challenge

I have never been a big believer in and much less a huge fan of the gig economy. My analysis has been pretty straightforward : A few get rich or richer by taking advantage of the misfortunes of many. Maybe it’s time to be a bit more nuanced. Because the gig economy is not one…More

Getting partnerships right

Partnerships in business can be extremely rewarding. But making them actually work can also be super, super tough. While many seem to think that the brunt of the work is in finding and negotiating with the right partner, the truth of the matter is that the real, tedious work begins afterwards. When focus is on…More

The cue from Disney+

Disney+ has gotten a really strong foothold in my household, since it launched in September last year. Where Netflix is just a plethora of content with hits and misses, the basic premise for firing up the Disney+ app is that when you do so you’re immediately immersed into a content universe, where the production value…More

The Catch 22 of strategy

2021 is upon us. And for many that signals the roll-out of a new strategy or annual plan. While those often seem intuitive – sometimes even banal – getting them right is super hard. It is vital to be able to focus on executing on the plan. Yet, it is also vital to be open…More